A local fuel supplier says an expected carbon tax increase will hit low-income households the hardest.
It's estimated that a tank of diesel will cost €1.50 extra after next week's budget is announced.
Tommy Sheahan owns North Pole Fuels in Cavan and says a lot of people can't afford a fuel increase, especially amid a return to the office and the resulting commute to work.
The Environment Minister and Green Party leader, Eamon Ryan, says "significant" carbon tax funds will be used to support the Government's target of retrofitting 500,000 homes by the end of the decade.
Speaking on this morning's Joe Finnegan Show, Tommy appealed to the Finance Minister, Paschal Donohoe, to drop the tax from the budget: